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New faces at GCI Health, Porterhouse Medical and Research Partnership

The latest movers in healthcare communications

Kim Walker joins GCI Health

Kim Walker

GCI Health has grown its team, hiring Kim Walker (pictured above) as its new deputy managing director.

Walker, who will be based in London, will report to managing director Kath Kerry, who said: “Anyone who’s worked with Kim knows she’s passionate about what she does and brings a diverse range of skills and expertise, so we are really excited to have her join the GCI Health family.”

Walker joins GCI Health from Liberation Unlimited having joined the company at its inception in 2009. She also led the team to win Communiqué’s Small Consultancy of the Year award in 2014.

The move follows GCI Health’s recent expansion into Asia, which saw its European managing director Rikki Jones relocate to Singapore to head up the new offering.

Meanwhile, Kerry takes on Jones’ former responsibilities, and Hannah Morris becomes senior director, European client development.

The company has also appointed a further five new members of staff. Rebecca Hibble joins the leadership team as a director having previously held positions at Ruder Finn and Reynolds-MacKenzie.

Verity Andrews, who becomes a senior account executive, joins GCI from TogoRun and newly appointed account executive Zunera Sheik moves to GCI Health from Havas Life.

Meanwhile, Sarah Wood and Alba Ruzafa-Martin also join as Account Executive and Junior Account Executive, respectively.

Wendy Lund, Chief Executive Officer, GCI Health Global, said: “2018 was a stellar year for GCI Health and we are thrilled to be celebrating our continued success by welcoming so much talent to our London office.”

Porterhouse Medical expands team

Andy Kemp

Andrew Kemp (pictured above) has joined Porterhouse Medical’s creative team as a graphic designer and illustrator.

Kemp has previously worked on briefs for B2B and B2C projects.

Jan Coetzee, talent manager here at Porterhouse Medical, commented: "I'm delighted to welcome Andy to our creative department. His skills and experience complement the team perfectly and I look forward to seeing him develop his career here at Porterhouse."

Research Partnership adds to UK and US teams

Research Partnership has bolstered its UK team with three new appointments.

Ella Buckland joins the agency as a research executive after gaining market research experience across a range of immunology diseases, specifically in dermatology.

Also boosting the UK team is Ines Belchior joins as Research Analyst. She has previous experience in market research in a communications and strategy consultancy. Meanwhile Emma Warburton joins the agency as business development executive after previously working as a pricing and market research analyst.

Research Partnership has also hired a further three employees to strengthen its US-based team. Aaron Platt joined as Senior Research Executive and Dominika Klubek joined as Research Manager, both within the MedTech team. Meanwhile, Austin Andrews joined the company as Research Analyst. All three will be based in the New York office.

5th February 2019

From: Marketing



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